Overcoming the demands of Eco-Commerce

Overcoming the demands of Eco-Commerce
Published: Sep 19, 2013
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Eric Henry's fascinating story about how to withstand the difficulties of turning a traditional T-shirt printing business into one that is sustainable at all levels.
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Part 1: TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE BUSINESS

 

Part 2: EVOLVING TECHNOLOGY FOR SUSTAINABLE PRACTICE

 

Part 3: HOW FAR HAS YOUR T-SHIRT TRAVELED?

 

Part 4: GMO VS ORGANIC COTTON

 

Part 5: THE CHALLENGE OF SELLING SUSTAINABILITY

 

 

Eric Henry, TS Designs

Links and Resources

 

BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies)

A national non-profit, BALLE provides a forum connecting local economy leaders and visionaries. The mission of BALLE is “to catalyze, strengthen and connect networks of locally owned independent businesses dedicated to building strong Local Living Economies.” BALLE bases this work on four core guiding principles: Local First, DIY Entrepreneurs, Community Capital and Better Together.

 

B Lab

A non-profit that certifies companies that meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. “B Corp certification is to sustainable business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk.” Eric has recently been re-certified for a third time.

 

Cotton of the Carolinas

Cotton of the Carolinas is a collaboration of farmers and manufacturers across the Carolinas dedicated to growing, making, and selling its t-shirts in the Carolinas. CotC focuses on three main objectives: support of local economies, low transportation footprint, and complete product transparency. Eric was instrumental in creating Cotton of the Carolinas and is now looking to launch a ladies apparel brand based on the concept. 

 

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